Oral rehydration therapy containing a balanced mixture of glucose, glycine and electrolytes for treatment of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.
Glucose and glycine are actively absorbed by the intestinal tract causing water and sodium to be absorbed simultaneously with these nutrients, ensuring a high degree of rehydration in scouring and dehydrated dogs, cats and young farm animals.
Diarrhoea and dehydration in dogs, cats, lambs, foals, piglets and calves due to nutritional, bacterial or viral causes; stress from travel or surgery; convalescence.
An oral, non-antibiotic supportive treatment for scouring or dehydrated dogs, cats, calves, pigs, lambs and foals.
- Glycine 6.18 g
- Citric acid 0.48 g
- Potassium phosphate monobasic 4.08 g
- Potassium citrate 0.12 g
- Sodium chloride 8.58 g
- Glucose 44.61 g
Directions for Use
Stressed and scouring animals requiring rehydration are at risk of multiple organ dysfunction. It is strongly recommended that veterinary advice is sought when considering treating dehydrated animals. Add the contents of Section A and Section B of one Lectade® sachet to 2 litres of warm water. Stir until dissolved. Feed the appropriate quantity of Lectade® and store remainder in a cool place until next treatment is required. Prepare fresh Lectade® solution daily. Section A and B must always be used together when preparing Lectade® solution. 500 mL of Lectade® solution can be made up using a 5 mL medicine spoon, by adding 1 level spoonful of powder from Section A and 3 heaped spoonfuls of powder from Section B to 500 mL of warm water. Stir until dissolved. General note: Where specific disease control (e.g. antibiotic therapy) is indicated, this can be administered in conjunction with Lectade®.
Dosage and Administration
Dogs and Cats
Lectade® solution, reconstituted as directed, should be made available to diarrhoeic or dehydrated animals as supportive therapy following specific treatment for the conditions described. As a guide, the following dosage regimens are recommended:
Miniature dogs, cats: 125 mL 2-3 times daily
Small dogs: 250 mL 2-3 times daily
Medium dogs: 500 mL 2-3 times daily
Large dogs: 750 mL 2-3 times daily
Many dogs find Lectade® palatable and will drink it voluntarily. Palatability for cats is variable. Lectade® may also be administered orally via dosing syringe.
Treatment should be continued for 1-2 days after the animal appears clinically recovered and is feeding normally. Foals Lectade® solution, made up as directed, has been administered orally to scouring or dehydrated foals by drenching bottle or stomach tube. As a guide, 1-2 litres of Lectade® 2-3 times daily, depending on bodyweight and severity, has been reported as a suitable dosage regimen for neonatal foals.
Scouring calves: Dose rate: 1 - 1.5 L / 10 kg bodyweight daily, divided into two or more daily doses. If the scouring is established or severe causing serious dehydration, the higher dose should be used initially and fed in 3 or 4 divided doses. 2 litres of solution given night and morning will be adequate in many cases. To maintain adequate energy and nutrient intake, milk feeding should continue as normal during periods of scouring. Diluted Lectade® solution should be given between these milk feeds. Replace with fresh solution every 24 hours. Fresh drinking water should be available at all times. Keep feeding utensils clean and avoid overfeeding. Normal feeding should be resumed after the course of treatment. Many scouring problems can be avoided by feeding adequate colostrum early in the calf's life. Seek veterinary advice if blood is present or if scours persist beyond 4 days.
Bought-in or stressed calves: Feed 2 litres of solution made up as directed, instead of milk as first feed on arrival. For the next scheduled feed, use 1 litre of solution together with 1 litre of milk or milk replacer. Thereafter feed normal diet. Adequate colostrum should be fed to calves.
Suckling pigs: Make available freshly made up solution to the whole litter in a cube drinker or similar clean vessel as soon as scour symptoms show. A litter of 1 week old piglets will consume approximately 2 - 3 L/day.
Weaned pigs: Weaned pigs showing signs of scour should have fresh solution made available in a suitable clean vessel, cube drinker, trough or drum with nipple drinker (depending on the size of the group). As a guide, each weaner will consume approximately 1 - 2 L/day.
Duration of treatment (all pigs): Lectade® should be made available for 4 days. If there has been some improvement after 4 days, but the scour has not cleared completely, treatment may be continued for up to 8 days in total.
Lectade® solution made up as directed should be administered orally to scouring or dehydrated neonatal lambs by drenching bottle or stomach tube. As a guide, 150 mL of Lectade® solution 3 times daily is a suitable dosage regimen.
If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre on 13 1126.
Powder (duo sachets): 12s. Each duo sachet is sufficient to make up 2 L of solution.